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December 2008 Releases

UWPD Statement on Burglary Investigation

December 26, 2008 — University of Wyoming Police Chief Troy Lane issued the following statement following the arrest of a suspect in a burglary that allegedly occurred on campus Dec. 25:

Two students working at restoration site UW Center Addresses Energy Extraction Issues

December 23, 2008 — The Wyoming Reclamation and Restoration Center (WRRC) at the University of Wyoming is addressing a diversity of natural resource management issues in the state.

Martial artist UW Karate Club Claims 16 Medals at Colorado Invitational

December 23, 2008 — The University of Wyoming Campus Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo Club claimed 16 medals at the recent Colorado Springs Traditional Karate Invitational Tournament.

Mark Stock Receives Mary Garland Fellowship at UW

December 22, 2008 — Mark Stock, University of Wyoming Department of Educational Leadership assistant professor, is the sixth recipient of the Mary Ellbogen Garland Early Career Fellowship.

Carol Macnee and Susan McCabe Services Set for Carol Macnee and Susan McCabe

December 21, 2008 — Funeral services for Carol Macnee and Susan McCabe, professors in the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing, will be held Tuesday, Dec. 23, at 11 a.m. at St. Matthews Cathedral, Third and Ivinson streets.

Pesticide Recertification Part of Annual Weed Management Association Meeting

December 19, 2008 — Weed identification, chemical company updates and pesticide application recertification are part of the third annual meeting of the Wyoming Weed Management Association Jan. 20-22 in Casper.

UW No. 18 in National Debate Tournament Rankings

December 19, 2008 — The University of Wyoming Speech and Debate Union finished the fall semester among the top 20 teams in the National Debate Tournament (NDT) rankings.

UW President Tom Buchanan Statement on the Deaths of Faculty Members Carol Macnee and Susan McCabe

December 19, 2008 — University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan issued the following statement about the two UW nursing professors who were killed in in a car accident Thursday south of the Wyoming/Colorado border on Highway 287:

Wyoming Students Benefit from Rocky Mountain Power Foundation Grant

December 19, 2008 — The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation recently awarded $34,000 to the University of Wyoming for education and research programs and scholarships for entering freshmen.

Man showing research Dissertation Makes History at the University of Wyoming

December 18, 2008 — The first-ever doctoral dissertation in a Kenyan African language has been submitted to the Department of Plant Sciences and the Graduate School of the University of Wyoming.

Two students rehearsing play UW to be Well-Represented at KCACTF Regional Festival

December 18, 2008 — The University of Wyoming will be well-represented at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) Region VII Festival in February at the University of Idaho.

Five commissioned armed services officers Five UW ROTC Students Commissioned Officers

December 17, 2008 — Five fall semester graduating ROTC cadets at the University of Wyoming are newly-commissioned officers in the United States armed forces.

Rocky Mountain Geology Celebrates 10-year Milestone

December 17, 2008 — The scientific journal Rocky Mountain Geology (RMG), published by the University of Wyoming's Department of Geology and Geophysics, is celebrating its 10th year. Volume 43, No. 2 (2008) has just been published and is available both in print and on-line.

Man smiling Gelb Appointed to Uniform Law Commission

December 16, 2008 — Gov. Dave Freudenthal recently appointed University of Wyoming College of Law Professor Harvey Gelb to the Uniform Law Commission (ULC), also known as the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. Gelb will serve as a Uniform Law commissioner until May 1, 2011.

UW Student LeClair Presents Multicultural Project

December 16, 2008 — Amanda S. LeClair, an English senior from Fort Washakie, has made several presentations of her diverse project, "Speaking Out: Experiences of Native American Students on a Predominantly White Campus," over the past several months.

UW Staff Families Identified for Christmas Donations

December 15, 2008 — Three families have been identified to receive Christmas donations from the campus community.

Student practicing martial arts UW Signs Exchange Agreement with Key Chinese University

December 11, 2008 — Relations between Shanghai University and the University of Wyoming were solidified with the recent signing of an exchange agreement.

Man speaking at convention Livestock Market Expert Predicts Eventual Brighter Cattle Outlook

December 10, 2008 — The take-home message to producers about the looming cattle market from the director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center (LMIC) was advice straight from the Boy Scouts -- be prepared.

Lovell Couple Returns Home to Start Up New Business

December 10, 2008 — Devin and Stacy Bair took a chance to return to Wyoming to be near family members in Lovell and Byron. The move has paid off for the couple, who started a locally-owned construction business.

Woman reading Zwemer is First UW Student to Win Prestigious Cooke Graduate Scholarship

December 10, 2008 — You wouldn't think a tiny town remotely located in the least-populated state in the nation would have much to brag about, would you?

WSBDC Helps UW Graduate Launch Business in Lander

December 9, 2008 — All along, Susan Meeker planned to go into business for herself. This just wasn't the business she had in mind.

Operation Military Kids Coordinator Joins Laramie County Extension Office

December 8, 2008 — An Operations Military Kids (OMK) coordinator has joined the Laramie County University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service (UW CES) office.

Man standing beside police pickup truck Samp Named UW Police Department Assistant Chief

December 8, 2008 — Mike Samp is the new University of Wyoming Police Department (UWPD) assistant police chief.

UW Geology and Geophysics Graduate Students Receive Best Student Paper Awards in Regional Competition

December 5, 2008 — University of Wyoming geology and geophysics graduate students Dan Jones (Ph.D.) and Sharon Bywater (M.S.) received cash awards for having the best student papers in a recent competition sponsored by the Colorado Scientific Society.

Two skeletons in archaeological dig UW Authors Detail Skeletal Biology, Bioarchaeology of Northwestern Plains in New Book

December 4, 2008 — Who was living in the states now known as Wyoming and Montana some 10,000 years ago? How long did they typically live? And when they died, how were they buried?

UW Geography Bowl Winners

December 4, 2008 — Kyle Dobbins of Bowling Green, Ohio, a music education major, was this year's top individual scorer at the University of Wyoming's recent Student Geography Bowl.

2008 UW/CC Center Social Work Graduates Enjoy Success

December 3, 2008 — Of the 16 graduates from the University of Wyoming/Casper College (UW/CC) Center Social Work Program, 10 are employed in their field at local social service agencies in Casper and six have been admitted into graduate degree programs at UW or Walla Walla University.

Operation Military Kids Coordinator Joins Laramie County Extension Office

December 2, 2008 — An Operations Military Kids (OMK) coordinator has joined the Laramie County University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service (UW CES) office.

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